Limerick GAA Brain of the Year 2013

Friends of ’73 is a charity set up by a group of gentlemen with a keen interest in honoring the All Ireland winning hurling team of 1973 while also raising much needed funds for three Limerick Charities namely Milford Care Centre, the Lisnagry association and MS Limerick.

The group have been active since Christmas 2012 and have run various fund raising drives & events up to now, generating huge momentum among the many gaels all across the city & county Limerick GAA circles.

The latest Fund raising initiative by the group is a table quiz seeking out Limerick’s best GAA Brains. Do you know your Limerick GAA history?? Are you the person or indeed know a group of people with that razor sharp mind for remembering all the interesting stats and facts around the many, many Limerick hurling & football players & teams of the past 128 years of the GAA?? Well if you & three of your buddies are up for this challenge the Woodlands House Hotel Adare on Thursday April 4th @ 9pm is the place to be.

Teams of four are E40 with some fabulous prizes on offer & Liam Aherne of Live 95FM will host the evening that will be a most enjoyable one for all Limerick Gaels in the weeks leading up to the Limerick Hurlers & Footballers league finals appearances. All funds raised will go to the three designated charities of Friends of ’73 namely Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick & the Lisnagry association.

So GAA fans, get your team together & make it a date for your diary, Thursday April the 4th to see if you’ve got what it takes to become Limerick GAA’s Brains of the year 2013!! For further information on this event please contact James O Connor 087-2431778 or Ger Downes on 086 4026454

Fundamental Movement Skill Conference

“Learning to move, moving to learn:Exploring Fundamental Movement Skills across the lifespan”.

Sports Studies and Physical Education, University College Cork, Ireland in collaboration with The Health Action Zone, Health Service Executive, Cork are delighted to welcome you to our first Interdisciplinary conference in Cork. This conference embraces the theme of developing and maintaining fundamental movement skills across the lifespan. The conference is unique in that it brings together expertise in the fields of research, policy and practice. Participants can avail of the opportunity to engage with and explore fundamental movement skill development and maintenance in different contexts including a full range of workshops across a range of ages and abilities.

http://conferencing.ucc.ie/conference/

 

 

Cadbury Munster U21 Football S-Final – Tipperary 1-12 Clare 0-7

McGrath finds his range to setup Tipp showdown with Rebels

TIPPERARY 1-12 CLARE 0-7

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Independent newspaper

CADBURY MUNSTER U-21 FC S/F – 28 MARCH 2013

DAVID Power’s Tipperary cruised into the final thanks to an eight-point victory over Clare at an icy Semple Stadium. Liam McGrath was the star of the show for the Premier County as the corner-forward, one of 10 members of Tipp’s 2011 All-Ireland minor-winning team in the starting line-up, notched eight points. McGrath’s haul helped Tipp to progress to a first provincial U-21 decider since winning their first football crown at the grade in 2010. To repeat the trick, Power’s outfit will have to defeat a fancied Cork team at Semple Stadium in a fortnight’s time. Tipperary led by 1-8 to 0-4 at half-time, with McGrath supplying 0-6 of the home side’s total before the break.

The Loughmore-Castleiney hitman was unerring from frees as he slotted four. The goal, scored by Michael Quinlivan in the 28th minute, gave Tipp real daylight. They led by 0-8 to 0-3 before the Commercials star chased down Niall O’Meara’s pass close to the goal line before cutting inside Clare corner-back Stan Lineen. Quinlivan managed to get his shot away and it squirted through the legs of Darren Sexton and into the net. Cathal Duggan was Clare’s outstanding player in the first half as the only Clare senior in the starting line-up hit 0-3, including two fine efforts from play.

Jamie Malone hit two points from play in the second half for the visitors but they never looked capable of mounting a revival. Tipp could have scored a second goal 12 minutes from time but Liam Treacy shot straight at Sexton when one-on-one with the Clare ‘keeper. Soon after, Billy Hewitt landed a lovely score with his first touch after coming on as a sub and added another moments later. Clare sub Eoin Cleary completed the scoring with five minutes left.

Scorers – Tipperary: L McGrath 0-8 (6fs), M Quinlivan 1-0, B Hewitt 0-2, S O’Brien, S Kennedy 0-1 each. Clare: C Duggan 0-3 (1f), J Malone 0-2, C Cleary (1f), E Cleary 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY – E Comerford; P Dalton, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; N O’Meara, S Kennedy, D Fitzell; S O’Brien, I Fahey; B Maher, L Treacy, D Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, S Leahy.

Subs: M O’Sullivan for O’Meara (42), J Longeran for Maher (50), B Hewitt for Treacy (50), J Ryan for Fahey (55), J O’Callaghan for Fitzell (55).

CLARE – D Sexton; A Downes, C Brennan, S Lineen; C O’Brien, S Malone, E Brew; G Looney, C Devitt; D Bolton, P Collins, C Cleary; C Duggan, J Malone, S Lynch.

Subs: W Flynn for Downes (47), E Cleary for Lynch (42), D Masterson for Devitt (49), M O’Neill for Collins (52), L Corry for Bolton (56).

Ref – R Moloney (Limerick)

Team News

The Tipperary under 21 football team to play Clare in the Munster semi-final at Semple Stadium on Wednesday evening has 4 changes from the team which defeated Waterford in the quarter-final. Paddy Dalton, Niall O’Meara, Ian Fahey and Philip Quirke come into the team in place of Darragh Kearney (ill), Padraig O’Meara, John O’Callaghan and Billy Hewitt. The team is:

 

1. Evan Comerford (Clonmel Commercials)

2. Paddy Dalton (Arravale Rovers)

3. Niall O’Sullivan (Moycarkey/Borris)

4. Conor O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers)

5. Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

6. Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials) CAPTAIN

7. Dylan Fitzell (Cashel King Cormacs)

8. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

9. Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)

10. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

11. Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers)

12. Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

13. Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

14. Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials)

15. Shane Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

For the Record

Tipperary Clare
2013 Team Management Manager – David Power, Selectors – Gerry McGill and Pat Moroney,
Strength and Conditioning Coach – Richard Kennedy.
Selectors – Joe Garry,
Michael Madigan,
Andy Tierney,
Peter O’Connell, Ger Keane, David O’Brien
2013 Captain Seamus Kennedy
(Clonmel Commercials)
Seanie Malone
(Milltown)
2012 Championship Performance Lost to Kerry by 0-11 to 0-5 in the Munster Quarter-Final. Defeated Limerick by 2-7 to 0-10 in the Quarter-Final before losing to Cork in the Semi-Final by 3-15 to 1-6.
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 1 0
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2010 N/A
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 21
Won – 9
Lost – 12
Drawn – 0
Played – 20
Won – 6
Lost – 13
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship March 21st – 2009 Munster Semi-Final in Cooraclare
Tipperary 2-5 Clare 0-9 – Two goals by Sean Carey helped Tipperary to a two point victory
What happened 3 years ago? 

2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Lost to Kerry in the first round before defeating Clare by 1-8 to 1-3 in the losers group final. Lost to Cork by 2-12 to 2-9 in the Munster Semi-Final. Lost to Cork by 1-9 to 0-9 in the first round before defeating Waterford by 4-10 to 1-6 in the losers group semi-final. Lost to Tipperary by 1-8 to 1-3 in the losers group final.

2012 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 13rd

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Cork 0-14 Kerry 2-7

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9

Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 27th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Cork v Limerick                                              @ 7:30pm

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Tipperary v Clare                                            @ 7:30pm

Final

Venue Permutations

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Cork v Tipperary                                             @ 7:30pm

@ Clare venue                                    Cork v Clare                                                   @ 7:30pm

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Limerick v Tipperary                                       @ 7:30pm

@ Clare venue                                    Limerick v Clare                                             @ 7:30pm

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour

Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008

Cork (23) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010

Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Attendances for the Munster Under 21 Football Championship have grown by 150% in the period 2007 through to 2012.
  • For the record Cork and Kerry have both appeared in 37 finals (Kerry’s total includes 2 replays); Tipperary and Clare in 10 finals; Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals

Last meeting – 2009 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final at Cooraclare

Tipperary 2-5 Clare 0-9

Tipperary: M O’Donnell; D Buckley, C McDonald, S Mullins; C Aylward, J Coghlan, B Fox; B Jones, A Moloney (0-2, one free); S Carey (2-1), J Cagney, P Acheson; T Dalton (0-2, one free), D Burns, B Quinn. Subs: D Lynch for Mullins (28 mins), T Dunne for Coghlan (42), D Keogh for Acheson (51), D Foley for Burns (59).

Clare: P O’Dwyer; D Ryan, D Hickey, N White; K Hartnett, L Markham, K Whelan (0-1); G Brennan, C O’Connor; D Cusack (0-1), S Collins, D Gallery; E Lyons (0-2, one free), S Crotty, M McCarthy (0-5, three frees) . Subs: P McMahon for Hartnett (half-time), M Moloney for Cusack (43 mins), S Ryan for OConnor (53), C McInerney for Lyons (58).

Referee: P O’Suilleabháin (Kerry)

  • Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 80, won 29, lost 50 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 36%.
  • Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline.

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards

Former Cadbury Hero of the Future Award Winners:

  • 2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo
  • 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork
  • 2008: Killian Young from Kerry
  • 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork
  • 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin
  • 2011: Thomas Flynn from Galway
  • 2012: Ciaran Kilkenny from Dublin

2013 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played

Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9 – March 13th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary – E Comerford; D Kearney, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; P O’Meara, S Kennedy, J O’Callaghan; S O’Brien, D Fitzell; B Maher, D Leahy, S Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, B Hewitt
Subs: M O’Sullivan for O’Callaghan (37), P Quirke for Hewitt (46), N O’Meara for P O’Meara (51), J Lonergan for Maher (54), P Dalton for Fitzell (59).

Waterford – S Barron; L O’Corraoin, D Foley, C Sheridan; R Dunford, R Sheehan, D Hallahan; K Phelan, R O Ceallaigh; G Nugent, D Breathnach, K Sheehan; M Kiely, P Whyte, K Power
Subs: C Kindregan for Kiely (42), C Burke for O Corraoin (60), P Connors for Dunford (60), L O’Farrell for Sheehan (60).

Referee – James Bermingham (Cork)

Cork 0-14 Kerry 2-7 – March 13th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: D Hanrahan; B O’Driscoll, C Dorman, A Cronin; TJ Brosnan, D Cahalane, J Wall; T Clancy, I Maguire; A Cadogan, M Sugrue, J O’Rourke; D Mac Eoin, B Hurley, L Connolly
Subs: C Vaughan for Sugrue (39), S Kiely for Maguire (53), K Hallissey for Cadogan (55),

Kerry: S Murphy; F McNamara, P Kilkenny, D Culhane; P Ó Sé, T Morley, M Mangan; J Walsh, S Keane; J Hickson, M Reen, S O’Callaghan; G O’Grady, C Cox, C Brady
Subs: K Murphy for Brady (42), C Keane for Reen (52), J Sheehy for Hickson (57).

Referee: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Under 21 Football Championship

Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – 1-5 (0-2 frees)
Dan Mac Eoin (Cork) – 0-7 (0-3 frees)
Paul Whyte (Waterford) – 0-7 (0-6 frees)
Conor Cox (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)
Liam McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) – 0-4
Brian Hurley (Cork) – 0-4
Gavin O’Grady (Kerry) – 1-1
Shane O’Callaghan (Kerry) – 1-0 

Gavin Nugent (Waterford) – 0-2

Stephen O’Brien (Tipperary), Bill Maher (Tipperary), Jason Lonergan (Tipperary), M O’Sullivan (Tipperary), John O’Rourke (Cork), Alan Cronin (Cork), Sean Kiely (Cork), James Walsh (Kerry) 0-1 each

 

 

Cadbury Munster U21 Football S-Final – Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11

Powerful Rebels pound Limerick

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick 0-11 Cork 2-14

A physically powerful Cork side were far too good for Limerick in this Munster U21 Football semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, last night. The 775 hardy souls who braved the bitterly cold conditions saw Cork begin brightly, take their foot off the accelerator and then take control of the game in the second half to run out easy winners. Cork put Limerick under pressure right from the throw-in — within the opening four minutes the visitors hit the post, had a Brian Hurley shot waved wide after it had initially been flagged as a point, and John O’Rourke brought a good save out of James Brudair in the Limerick goal.

However, Limerick had the opening point, a good effort from distance by Danny Frewen, on five minutes. Cork’s Luke Connolly responded from distance to tie it up, and then Danny Neville edged Limerick in front. Then Cork hit 1-3 in five minutes to take the initiative. Castlehaven man Brian Hurley knocked over two close-range frees before Dan Mac Eoin lofted in a high ball from out on the wing. John O’Rourke judged the flight well to punch home from close range, and when Hurley pointed another free, it was 1-4 to 0-2 and 11 minutes gone.

It could have been worse — Brudair advanced to save well from Mark Sugrue when the centre-forward came through the centre not long after the goal — but Limerick then took over, and kept Cork scoreless for quarter of an hour. They didn’t make it easy for themselves up front, however. Francis O’Riordan cut the deficit with a free in the 18th minute, but the home side also hit three poor wides in the second quarter, at a time when they were winning the ball in midfield through good play from Darragh Treacy and Patrick O’Donnell. Still, a Peter Nash effort from play and an O’Riordan free made it 0-5 to 1-4 with five minutes left to play in the first half. Alan Cadogan nudged Cork further ahead with a good point, but O’Riordan hit the score of the first half in response, the right-footer putting over a free from far out on the right wing.

Cork struck late, however, with a John O’Rourke point to maintain their goal advantage at the half, 1-6 to 0-6. The Rebels introduced Cathal Vaughan at half-time and the substitute had a point within a minute of the second-half throw-in. Hurley added a good solo point a minute later and Cork began to motor — Dan Mac Eoin curled over a free and Hurley had a good point from play, with Limerick only registering a brace of O’Riordan frees in response. Cork led 1-10 to 0-8 with 40 minutes played.

Hurley might have ended the game as a contest then, but Brudair got down quickly to his right to save the Corkman’s stinging shot. Vaughan added his second point immediately after and O’Rourke hit a point from distance, and Cork had a seven-point lead. With a goal or two looking beyond Limerick, the final quarter was something of a canter for Cork. The Shannonsiders had points late on from the reliable O’Riordan (two frees) and Frewen but it was a matter of respectability rather than affecting the result. The men in red and white had late goal chances from Clancy and Mac Eoin, only to be denied by the post and Brudair respectively, and there were some casual wides which won’t have pleased manager John Cleary, but they eventually added a second goal, through Hurley, on 58 minutes. Cork now progress to a Munster final on April 10 in Thurles, where they’ll face a Tipperary side who are likely to be a far more testing proposition.

Scorers for Limerick: F. O’Riordan 0-7 (fs); D. Frewen 0-2; P. Nash, D. Neville, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: B. Hurley 1-5 (0-3 fs) J. O’Rourke 1-2; C. Vaughan 0-3; D. MacEoin 0-2; A. Cadogan and L. Connolly 0-1 each.

LIMERICK: J. Brudair, S. Cahill, J. O’Meara (C), B. McCarthy, P. White, I. Corbett, S. Barrett, D. Treacy, P. O’Donnell, S. Sheahan, M. Brosnan, D. Frewen, D. Neville, F. Riordan, P. Nash.

Subs: J. Lee for S. Cahill, 44; K. O’Donoghue for S. Barrett, 45; B. Creamer for P. O’Donnell, 50; K. Larkin for P. Nash, 55; D. O’Dea for M. Brosnan, 58.

CORK: D. Hanrahan, B. O’Driscoll, C. Dorman, A. Cronin, TJ Brosnan, D. Cahalane (C), J. Wall, T. Clancy, I. Maguire, A. Cadogan, M. Sugrue, J. O’Rourke, D. MacEoin, B. Hurley, L. Connolly.

Subs: C. Vaughan for Sugrue, HT; J. Burns for T. Clancy, 51; S. Kiely for Cadogan, 54; K. Crowley for A. Cronin, 58; K. Hallissey for MacEoin, 59.

Referee: K. O’Brien (Tipperary)

Team News

The Cork U21 Football team to play Limerick in Wednesday night’s Munster Semi-Final at 7.30pm in the Gaelic Grounds will line out as follows:

1. David Hanrahan

2. Brian O’Driscoll 3. Conor Dorman 4. Alan Cronin

5. T.J. Brosnan 6. Damien Cahalane 7. Jamie Wall

8. Tom Clancy 9. Ian Maguire

10. Alan Cadogan 11. Mark Sugrue 12. John O’Rourke

13. Dan MacEoin 14. Brian Hurley 15. Luke Connolly

Subs

16. Patrick Kirby Tadhg Mac Carthaigh

17. Conor O’Sullivan Clyda Rovers

18. Kevin Crowley Millstreet

19. Kevin Fulignati Nemo Rangers

20. Sean Kiely Ballincollig

21. Jamie Burns St. Finbarrs

22. Kevin Hallissey Eire Óg

23. Cathal Vaughan Iveleary

24. Tom Hegarty O’Donovan Rossa

Captain: Damien Cahalane

There are no changes in personnel from the team that defeated Kerry in the quarter-final. Captain Damien Cahalane moves to centre back, with Tom Clancy going to mid-field. Brian Hurley is named at full forward, with Luke Connolly moving to the corner.

Also on the training panel:

Micheal Martin Nemo Rangers

Matthew O’Shea Glengarriff

Darren Murphy Ballincollig

Jamie Davis Douglas

Sean O’Connor Canovee

Mark Heffernan Ballyclough

Stephen O’Mahony Gabriel Rangers

 

Limerick U21 Football team V Corcaigh

1 James Brudair (Mountcollins)

2 Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins)

3 James O’Meara (Ballysteen) (Captain)

4 Brendan McCarthy (St. Kieran’s)

5 Paul White (St. Mary’s / Sean Finns, Rathkeale)

6 Iain Corbett (Newcastlewest)

7 Sean Barrett (Kilmallock)

8 Darragh Treacy (St. Kieran’s)

9 Patrick O’Donnell (Galbally)

10 Sean Sheahan (St. Mary’s / Sean Finns, Rathkeale)

11 Micheal Brosnan (Dromcollogher/Broadford)

12 Danny Frewen (Ballylanders)

13 Danny Neville (Ballysteen)

14 Francis O’Riordan (St. Senan’s)

15 Peter Nash (Kildimo / Pallaskenery)

16 James O’Meara (Fr. Casey’s)

17 Bill Creamer (Cappamore)

18 Kieran Larkin (Banogue)

19 Jamie Lee (Newcastlewest)

20 Kevin Meade (St. Kieran’s)

21 Brian Noonan (Dromcologher/Broadford)

22 Denis O’Dea (Kilteely/Dromkeen)

23 Kevin O’Donoghue (Hospital/Herbertstown)

24 Mike O’Leary (Newcastlewest)

Other panel members

25 Tommie Griffin (Gerald Griffins)

26 Shane Irwin (Bruff)

27 Steven Power (St. Mary’s / Sean Finns, Rathkeale)

28 Shane O’Connor (Fr. Casey’s)

Management Team

Tom McGlinchey (Manager/Coach), Conor Murphy (Monegea) (Maor Foirne), Eamon O’Neill (Ballylanders), Billy Mangan (Mungret)

Brendan Flood (Logistics) (South Liberties) Johnny Daly (Medical/First Aid) (St. Patrick’s) Ciaran O’Regan (Stregth & Conditioning)

For the Record

Limerick Cork
2013 Team Management Tom McGlinchy (Manager) 

Selectors –
Eamon O’Neill (Ballylanders), Billy Mangan (Mungret)

Coach – Conor Murphy

John Cleary
(Castlehaven – Coach) 

Selectors – Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown), Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers), Michael Linehan (Killavullen), Brian Herlihy (Dohenys)

2013 Captains Team Captain –
James O’Meara (Ballysteen) 

Vice Captain –
James Broudar (Mountcollins)

Team Captain –
Damien Cahalane (Castlehaven) 

Vice-Captain –
Alan Cronin (Nemo Rangers)

2012 Championship Performance Lost to Clare by 2-7 to 0-10 in the Quarter-Final at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Defeated Clare in the Munster Semi-Final before winning the Munster Final v Kerry. Lost to Dublin by 3-11 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 1 23
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2000 2012
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 20
Won – 8
Lost – 12
Drawn – 0
Played – 29
Won – 23
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2007 Quarter-Final at Pairc Ui Rinn – Cork 0-17 Limerick 0-9
Daniel Goulding scored 10 points, 7 from placed balls as Cork defeated Limerick by eight points.
What happened 3 years ago? 

2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Defeated Waterford by 3-10 to 2-4 in the first round before losing to Kerry by 2-15 to 0-7 in the Munster Semi-Final at Newcastlewest. Defeated Clare and Tipperary to qualify for the Munster final where they defeated Kerry. Defeated Armagh and Galway to qualify for the All-Ireland Final where they lost to Tyrone by 1-13 to 1-12.

2012 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 13rd

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Cork 0-14 Kerry 2-7

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9

Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 27th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Cork v Limerick                                              @ 7:30pm

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Tipperary v Clare                                            @ 7:30pm

Final


Venue Permutations

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Cork v Tipperary                                             @ 7:30pm

@ Clare venue                                    Cork v Clare                                                   @ 7:30pm

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Limerick v Tipperary                                       @ 7:30pm

@ Clare venue                                    Limerick v Clare                                             @ 7:30pm

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour

Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008

Cork (23) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010

Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Attendances for the Munster Under 21 Football Championship have grown by 150% in the period 2007 through to 2012.

 

Last meeting – 2007 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Quarter-Final at Pairc Ui Rinn

Cork 0-17 Limerick 0-9

Scorers –

Cork: D Goulding 0-10 (0-7 frees), C O’Neill 0-3, M Shields, P Kerrigan, F Gould, C Keane 0-1 each.

Limerick: S Cronin 0-3, K O’Callaghan 0-3 (0-2 frees), M Kelly, G Collins, R Browne 0-1 each.

Cork: K O’Halloran, R Carey, M Sheilds, G O’Shea, S O’Donoghue, D Limerick, E Cadogan, F Lynch, C Keane, S McCarthy, C Callinan, P Kerrigan, C O’Neill, E Goulding, R Leahy. Subs. S Cahalane for Callinan, F Gould for Leahy, D Kearney for Keane, N Horgan for O’Shea.

Limerick: T Enright, M Cahill, D Woods, S Garvey, L Martin, L O’Dwyer, R Browne, M Galvin, L Kavanagh, J Ryan, K O’Callaghan, G Collins, M Kelly, S Cronin, N Mulvihill. Subs. E Horgan for Mulvihill, I Ryan for Kavanagh, Kavanagh for Galvin (leg injury), T Gleeson for Browne, M Boyce for Martin.

Referee: P O’Sullivan (Kerry)

  • For the record Cork and Kerry have both appeared in 37 finals (Kerry’s total includes 2 replays); Tipperary and Clare in 10 finals; Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals
  • Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 80, won 29, lost 50 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 36%.
  • Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline.

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards

Former Cadbury Hero of the Future Award Winners:

  • 2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo
  • 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork
  • 2008: Killian Young from Kerry
  • 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork
  • 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin
  • 2011: Thomas Flynn from Galway
  • 2012: Ciaran Kilkenny from Dublin

 

2013 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played

Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9 – March 13th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary – E Comerford; D Kearney, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; P O’Meara, S Kennedy, J O’Callaghan; S O’Brien, D Fitzell; B Maher, D Leahy, S Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, B Hewitt
Subs: M O’Sullivan for O’Callaghan (37), P Quirke for Hewitt (46), N O’Meara for P O’Meara (51), J Lonergan for Maher (54), P Dalton for Fitzell (59).

Waterford – S Barron; L O’Corraoin, D Foley, C Sheridan; R Dunford, R Sheehan, D Hallahan; K Phelan, R O Ceallaigh; G Nugent, D Breathnach, K Sheehan; M Kiely, P Whyte, K Power
Subs: C Kindregan for Kiely (42), C Burke for O Corraoin (60), P Connors for Dunford (60), L O’Farrell for Sheehan (60).

Referee – James Bermingham (Cork)

Cork 0-14 Kerry 2-7 – March 13th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: D Hanrahan; B O’Driscoll, C Dorman, A Cronin; TJ Brosnan, D Cahalane, J Wall; T Clancy, I Maguire; A Cadogan, M Sugrue, J O’Rourke; D Mac Eoin, B Hurley, L Connolly
Subs: C Vaughan for Sugrue (39), S Kiely for Maguire (53), K Hallissey for Cadogan (55),

Kerry: S Murphy; F McNamara, P Kilkenny, D Culhane; P Ó Sé, T Morley, M Mangan; J Walsh, S Keane; J Hickson, M Reen, S O’Callaghan; G O’Grady, C Cox, C Brady
Subs: K Murphy for Brady (42), C Keane for Reen (52), J Sheehy for Hickson (57).

Referee: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Under 21 Football Championship

Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – 1-5 (0-2 frees)
Dan Mac Eoin (Cork) – 0-7 (0-3 frees)
Paul Whyte (Waterford) – 0-7 (0-6 frees)
Conor Cox (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)
Liam McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) – 0-4
Brian Hurley (Cork) – 0-4
Gavin O’Grady (Kerry) – 1-1
Shane O’Callaghan (Kerry) – 1-0 

Gavin Nugent (Waterford) – 0-2

Stephen O’Brien (Tipperary), Bill Maher (Tipperary), Jason Lonergan (Tipperary), M O’Sullivan (Tipperary), John O’Rourke (Cork), Alan Cronin (Cork), Sean Kiely (Cork), James Walsh (Kerry) 0-1 each

 

Masita GAA All-Ireland Vocational Schools Junior Football Semi-Final – Gallen C.S, Ferbane 5-10 Coachford College 2-7

Gallen C.S, Ferbane defeated Coachford College by 5-10 to 2-7 in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Vocational Schools Junior Football Semi-Final on Wednesday in Clonmel Sportsfield.

Fixture Details

Wednesday March 27th

Masita GAA All-Ireland Vocational Schools Junior Football Semi-Final

Coachford College v Gallen C.S, Ferbane

Clonmel GAA Grounds 2.00pm

Referee – Derek O’Mahoney (Tiobraid Árann)

Masita GAA All-Ireland Colleges Senior Hurling ‘A’ Semi- Final – Dungarvan Colleges 5-8 St.Kieran’s Colleges 1-10

Lyons leads Dungarvan into decider

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Dungarvan Colleges 5-8 St Kieran’s College 1-10

All-Ireland Cols SH ‘A’ semi-final

Dungarvan Colleges set up a maiden final appearance against Kilkenny CBS as they stormed past St Kieran’s in a refixed semi-final at a bitterly cold WIT sports complex. Darragh Lyons was the star of the show – the lethal corner-forward helped himself to 3-1 by half-time, when his side led 4-3 to 0-6. And Lyons was equally impressive in the second half as he dropped back as an extra man in defence to help repel a wind-assisted St Kieran’s.

Patrick Curran hit the other first-half goal for Dungarvan – fittingly, Lyons was the provider. Curran claimed the assist for Dungarvan’s fifth goal in the second minute of the second half, which was scored by two-goal Harty Cup final hero Ryan Donnelly. Chris Bolger scored a consolation goal for St Kieran’s in stoppage time and the Clara man was one of the few players to do himself justice on the day. Bolger scored 1-6, including six pointed frees, as St Kieran’s managed just 1-3 from play during the entire game.

Scorers – Dungarvan Colleges: D Lyons 3-1 (1f), P Curran 1-2 (1f, 1 ’65’), R Donnelly 1-1, C Breathnach 0-2, T Devine, S Keating 0-1 each. St Kieran’s: C Bolger 1-6 (6fs), S Farrell, L Blanchfield, V Teehan, P Mullen (f) 0-1 each.

DUNGARVAN COLLEGES – L Power; M Cronin, B Looby, K Looby; T Burke, K Daly, T Devine; C Curran, C Dunford; C Breathnach, M Harney, S Keating; D Lyons, R Donnelly, P Curran.

Subs: D Gartland for Harney (56), J Mullaney for K Looby (57), S Daly for Donnelly (58), E Crotty for Keating (60+2).

ST KIERAN’S – G English; S Morrissey, J Tyrell, C Breen; S Parsons, E Gough, E Walsh; C Bolger, S Farrell; L Blanchfield, J Maher, P Hickey; M Kenny, V Teehan, J Deasy. Subs: P Mullen for Deasy (29), J Haines for Hickey (53), R Drennan for Blanchfield (58), L Tennyson for Parsons (60).

Ref – F Horgan (Tipperary)

Match Preview

By half-time in their Masita All-Ireland Colleges Senior Hurling quarter-final, the famed St Kieran’s college side looked home and hosed against Our Lady’s, Templemore. In fact they had dominated the opening 30 minutes to such an extent that they led by an enormous 3-7 to 0-3 after the first period in what was expected to be a rip-roaring battle. They obviously took their foot off the pedal in the second half, however, because they allowed the Tipperary side to shoot 1-3 without reply. Alarm bells rung loud until they eventually soothed their supporters’ nerves and regained their composure to win by 4-11 to 2-8. Still, a similar lapse in focus against Dungarvan Colleges this Tuesday will surely cost them dearly in the last four of the prestigious Hogan Cup.

Without doubt, it’s the colleges ‘A’ semi-finals that take pride of place on the post primary calendar this week.  St Kieran’s and Dungarvan Colleges lock horns at the WIT campus at 2pm on Tuesday. Last time out the class of Vincent Teehan and Chris Bolger was enough to see St Kieran’s reach the last four but they’ll really be up against it this weekend in a fixture that should attract plenty of neutrals, never mind hundreds of supporters from each camp. Although St Kieran’s came through with a bit to spare against Templemore, they now face a massive test today against the back to back Harty Cup champions.

Indeed, all the momentum looks to lie in the Waterford set up these days as various Deise Colleges have won four Harty Cups in the last six years. The amalgamation of St Augustine’s and Dungarvan CBS will probably only last for this season with the joint venture unlikely to see light next season, so the stakes are even higher for this bunch of players.

One of their mentors, Darragh Duggan, says his players don’t worry about public perception of their involvement in this competition. “Those guys didn’t make the rules and they are great lads to deal with,” he says. “Many of them play football for St Augustine’s too, so they’ve had a real balancing act these past few weeks. It’s a massive commitment to play both codes at a high level but they have done everything we asked of them and we are very proud of them.” “They have enjoyed serious achievements in the past two seasons and people might object because of that but there were very few objectors when we struggled in tight games to get results. ”Still, there’s enough to worry about – we’re playing the giants of colleges hurling in the semi-final and that’s enough to be getting on with.”

The Colleges’ team has played in the region of 18 hurling matches this season and they reach this juncture in cracking form. With an equally high-scoring ‘Kieran’s outfit improving all the time, this game has all the makings of a cracker.

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Galway 2-12 Cork 2-12

Galway 2-12 Cork 2-12

Report from the RTE.ie web site

A Paudie O’Sullivan goal ten minutes from time clinched a draw for Cork at Pearse Stadium, as Galway remain at the foot of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A table with one game remaining. Cork led by 1-7 to 1-6 at half-time after goals from Davy Glennon for the home side and an Anthony Nash penalty. Galway looked in total control when Cyril Donnellan hit the net from close range in the 51st minute, but O’Sullivan’s goal and two frees from Cian McCarthy earned the Rebels a share of the spoils. Galway looked lively early on as Joe Canning hit an early free and a point from play to give his side an early cushion.

But Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side went on to hit four of the next five points as Patrick Hogan, Paudie O’Sullivan, and the very impressive Lorcan McLoughlin all got in on the act. However, after they had edged ahead 0-04 to 0-03, Cork were struck with a severe blow when Glennon goaled for the Tribesmen in the 21st minute, with his crisp, low shot leaving Anthony Nash with no chance. McLoughlin hit a lovely point over his shoulder to reignite the Cork challenge, but with his injury and suspension woes behind him, Donnellan hit a sweet point of his own from the right wing to give Galway the two point lead once again.

A pair of Canning frees gave Galway a decent lead approaching the break, but Nash crashed a penalty past Colm Callanan after Fergal Moore was harshly adjudged to have fouled Luke O’Farrell a minute from the break. Donnellan and Canning had edged Galway ahead again by the 50th minute and a minute later the Tribesmen looked in total control when Donnellan hit the net after he fielded an arrowed cross from Davy Glennon at the edge of the square. But Cork were not to be denied at least a point from their trip to Salthill and after Cian McCarthy hit a free and substitute Stephen Moylan chased it with a good point from play, O’Sullivan hit the crucial score.

Galway: C Calanan; F Moore, K Hynes, J Coen; A Harte, D Collins, N Donoghue; I Tannian, A Smith; J Cooney, J Canning (0-10, 0-07f, 0-01sl), J Glynn; C Donnellan (1-02), D Hayes, D Glennon (1-00).

Subs: T Haran for Glennon (65), B Flaherty for Smith (68)

Cork: A Nash; S O’Neill, B Murphy, C O’Sullivan; C Joyce, P Cronin (0-01), W Egan (0-01); T Kenny, L McLoughlin (0-03); C Lehane (0-01), P O’Sullivan (1-01), S Harnedy; A Mannix, L O’Farrell (0-01), P Horgan (0-01, 0-01f).

Subs: C McCarthy (0-02, 0-02f) for Harnedy (h-t), M Cussen for Horgan (45), S Moylan (0-01) for Mannix (53), F O’Leary for Lehane (62), S White for Egan (65)

 

Allianz Football League Division 4 – Clare 1-12 Carlow 0-9

Clare defeated Carlow by 1-12 to 0-9 in the Allianz Football League Division 4 Round 6 on Sunday in Dr. Cullen Park Carlow.

 

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B – Limerick 0-21 Offaly 3-8

Offaly 3-08 Limerick 0-21

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Limerick beat Offaly 0-21 to 3-08 in their NHL Division 1B tie in O’Connor, but only their inability to take their goal chances prevented this being a far more comfortable success. Offaly burst out of the traps and two Shane Dooley goals put them 2-3 to 0-1 in front after ten minutes, but they failed to build on that lead and only led by five at half time, 2-07 to 0-08. Once Limerick had the use of the stiff breeze in the second half they dominated the game and only a Colin Egan goal kept Offaly in the tie up until injury time, when Kevin Downes made Limerick’s victory safe with the final point of the match.

Dublin’s win over Wexford at Wexford Park means that unless Carlow beat Dublin next week in the final round of games and Offaly beat Antrim by a large margin, the NHL 1B final will be contested by Dublin and Limerick. Offaly can have little complaint with being frozen out of the picture after they failed to make any impression when hurling into the wind in the second half. Shane Dooley’s 70th-minute free to bring them back within a goal was their first point of the second half and Ollie Baker will be extremely worried about his team’s inability to win possession in the Limerick half of the field. Only Shane Dooley scored more than once for the team, while it wasn’t as if they missed chances either – they shot just one wide in the second half and five overall.

For John Allen and his Limerick management team, there are some areas that will cause him concern but overall they’ll be happy with their team’s performance. Some poor free-taking from Declan Hannon and two outstanding saves from James Dempsey ensured that they didn’t trouble the scoreboard operator as much as he would have liked, but defensively they were outstanding and they gave Offaly little or no chance to break the momentum in the second half.

Graeme Mulcahy opened the scoring for the Shannonsiders but Offaly hit their stride quickly, Shane Dooley striking three points and then hitting the net from a penalty. Dooley was fouled to draw the decision from Alan Kelly, Shane O’Neill the man who was deemed to have pulled him down as they contested a high ball from Séan Ryan. Limerick looked to hit back immediately but James Dempsey produced an outstanding save to deny Conor Allis in the ninth minute. Offaly went right back down the field and goaled again, Dooley the finisher once more after Richie McCarthy failed to control a loose ball on the edge of the square. Two Seamus Hickey points either side of a close-range score from Cathal Parlon kept Limerick in touch and, when Offaly needed to build a lead to defend in the second half, they struggled to create clearcut chances.

The home side led by 2-07 to 0-05 after Dooley pointed a free in the 24th minute but they were to go another 46 minutes before raising a white flag, while Limerick tacked on three fine points before the break, the pick of which was a stunning effort by Kevin Downes from out on the left touchline. Poor free-taking prevented Limerick from reeling Offaly in as quick as they would have liked but they did pick off some fine scores from long-range early in the second half. Midfielder Paul Browne and half backs Wayne McNamara and Gavin O’Mahoney all got on the scoresheet before Graeme Mulcahy gave his side the lead in the 50th minute, 0-14 to 2-07. Their lead was short lived, however, as Offaly substitute James Mulrooney made an immediate impact, winning a ball at full-forward before darting around Richie McCarthy and towards goal.

Mulrooney lobbed the ball across the goals and into the path of Colin Egan, who swept the sliothar into the net. Limerick’s dominance at half back and midfield continued unabated, despite this setback, and with Kevin Downes and Graeme Mulcahy both in fine scoring form, they took the lead again with ten minutes to go. That lead was extended to four points before Dooley pointed a free in the 70th minute to leave Offaly supporters with some hope of robbing a draw that they didn’t deserve. But Kevin Downes produced a fine point on the turn in injury-time to give them breathing room and make their victory safe.

Offaly: J Dempsey; C McDonald, D Kenny, P Cleary; D Morkan, R Hanniffy, K Brady; C Slevin, B Carroll (0-01); C Egan (1-00), C Mahon, S Ryan; S Dooley (2-06, 1-00 pen, 0-04f), C Parlon (0-01), T Carroll.

Subs: J Mulrooney for C Parlon (47 mins), G Healion for Ryan (60), T Bolger for Carroll (66), D Mooney for Slevin (66)

Limerick: N Quaid; A Dempsey, R Dempsey, S O’Neill; P O’Brien, W McNamara (0-01), G O’Mahoney (0-01); P Browne (0-02), J Ryan; D Breen, S Hickey (0-02), C Allis (0-04, 0-02f); K Downes (0-03), D Hannon (0-04, frees), G Mulcahy (0-04).

Subs: M Carmody for O’Neill (27 mins), T Quaid for Breen (66)

Referee: Alan Kelly (Galway)

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Kilkenny 3-10 Clare 1-15

Clare 1-15 Kilkenny 3-10

Report from the RTE.ie web site

Clare lost a golden chance to reach the knockout stages of the Allianz Hurling League as they were beaten 3-10 to 1-15 by an injury-ravaged Kilkenny side at Cusack Park. 16 wides diluted Clare’s scoring potential as Aidan Fogarty, Ger Aylward and Lester Ryan grabbed goals for the All-Ireland champions with Colin Ryan hitting 11 points for the Banner men. The result keeps the Cats well in the hunt for a semi-final spot despite two opening round defeats.

The piercing cold in Ennis did not dissuade a considerable crowd in their interest in this hard-hitting Division 1A tie. Level on six separate occasions in the first half, the sides were separated by a brilliantly-executed goal by Lester Ryan just before half-time. Kilkenny, missing many of the All-Ireland winning team including their entire full-back line, were quick of the mark through Richie Hogan before Clare responded. The first goal of the match was sent to the net by Colm Galvin with Ger Aylward matching this two minutes later. The remainder of the first half was nip and tuck with both sides unlucky not to add to their goal tally. Free-taker Colin Ryan was the scorer-in-chief for Davy Fitzgerald’s men who managed just 1-05 from play over the game. Brian Hogan was imperious at centre-back for Kilkenny and Conor Fogarty also impressed in the opening half for the visitors. Shane O’Donnell was causing numerous problems for Kilkenny but his colleagues in the forward division were unable to finish his good build-up work. He won a number of frees converted by Ryan.

At the interval, Kilkenny would have been more than satisfied to hold a 2-07 to 1-07 lead after playing well below par. Clare squandered numerous scoring chances early in the second half despite ample possession, before Colin Ryan pointed a welcome free. O’Donnell was the key forward causing trouble for the Kilkenny rearguard, winning frees and setting up colleagues. The first Kilkenny score of the second half did not materialise until Aidan Fogarty’s 50th-minute goal. Tony Kelly and Ryan (0-02f) left the minimum between the sides with 15 minutes remaining.

Kilkenny managed only 1-03 in the second half with their three points coming from Eoin Larkin placed balls between the 58th and 64th minutes. This left Clare chasing a three-point deficit for the remainder of the game. However, despite incessant pressure by the home side, the Kilkenny defence stood firm and conceded just three points from Ryan (0-02) and Darach Honan. In the final analysis, Clare will bemoan those 16 wides, with twelve of them coming in the second half. The threat around the Clare goal posed by Kilkenny proved the difference come the final whistle, much to the bitter disappointment of the home support.

CLARE: Patrick Kelly; Domhnall O’Donovan, David McInerney, Seadna Morey; Brendan Bugler, Patrick Donnellan, Patrick O’Connor; Conor Ryan, Nicky O’Connell; Colm Galvin (1-00), Tony Kelly (0-01), Colin Ryan (0-11, 0-10f); Fergal Lynch, Shane O’Donnell (0-01), John Conlon (0-01).

Subs used: Enda Barrett for McInerney, Darach Honan (0-01) for Lynch.

KILKENNY: Eoin Murphy; Paddy Hogan, Kieran Joyce, Conor Fogarty; Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan, Padraig Walsh; Lester Ryan (1-01), Michael Fennelly; Michael Rice, Richie Power, Eoin Larkin (0-05, 0-04f, 0-01 ’65’); Ger Aylward (1-01), Richie Hogan (0-01), Aidan Fogarty (1-02).

Subs used: Colin Fennelly for Rice, Walter Walsh for Power, Matthew Ruth for Aylward.

Referee: Anthony Stapleton (Laois)